The Hop Farm in July

 ‘Till St. James’s Day be done and gone, There may be hops there may be none’  

This year has been incredibly dry yet again in the south east and the hops were showing signs of suffering.   On 24th July when we had the first good ground soaking rain fall, according to the old hop growing adage, that was perfect timing.   St James’s Day being on the 25th July this was an 11th hour reprieve.

aerial view of hop arden